34th Ordinary Session: Agenda of the 34th Ordinary Session of the ACHPR

African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

AGENDA OF THE 34rd ORDINARY SESSION

6-20 November 2003 - Banjul, The Gambia

1. Opening Ceremony (Public Session)

2. Swearing-in of the newly elected Commissioners (public session)

3. Election of the Bureau of the African Commission (Private Session)

4. Adoption of the Agenda (Private Session)

5. Organisation of Work (Private Session)

6. Observers (Public Session)

  1. Statements by State Delegates and Guests;
  2. Cooperation with the National Human Rights Institutions;
  3. Cooperation with NGOs:

7. Consideration of State Reports (Public Session):

a.      Status of submission of State Party Reports;

b.      Consideration of -:

8. Promotion Activities (Public Session)

  1. Reports of Activities of the Chairman and Members of the African Commission;
  2. Consideration of the Report of the Special Rapporteur on Prisons and Conditions of Detention in Africa;
  3. Consideration of the Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa;
  4. Organisation of Conferences and Seminars;

 9. Substantive Issues in the Implementation of the Charter (Public Session):

  1.  Human Rights Situation in Africa :
  1. Strategies for the quick ratification of :  
  1. The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the African Union, including NEPAD and the Conference for Security, Stability, Development and Cooperation in Africa (CSSDCA);
  2. Follow up on the implementation of the Kigali Declaration.

10. Protection Activities (Private Session):

Consideration of Communications

11. Adoption  (Private Session):

  1. Conceptual Framework Paper on Indigenous Populations/Communities drafted by the African Commission’s Working Group of Experts on Indigenous Populations/Communities
  2. Draft Report on the Fact-Finding Mission to Zimbabwe;
  3. Draft Reports on the Promotional Missions to Cote d’Ivoire, Seychelles, Niger, Djibouti, Sudan, Angola and Libya;
  4. Draft Report of the High Level Mission to Cote d’Ivoire;
  5. Draft Reports of the Missions of the Special Rapporteur on Prisons and Conditions of Detention in Africa to Benin;
  6. Draft Reports of the Missions of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, and Sudan.
  7. Strategies for the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding between the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UN HCR).

 12. Administrative and Financial Matters (Private Session)

  1. Administrative and Financial Situation of the Secretariat;
  2. Construction of the Headquarters of the African Commission.

13. Methods of Work of the African Commission (Private Session)

  1. Consideration of the Draft Code of Conduct for Members of the African Commission
  2. Follow up on the Resolution on the Adoption of the Declaration of Principles on Freedom of Expression in Africa;
  3. Follow up on the Resolution on Guidelines and Measures for the Prohibition and Prevention of Torture, Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment in Africa – Establishment of a Follow Up Committee;
  4. Ouagadougou Plan of Action and Declaration on Accelerating Penal Reform in Africa
  5. Consideration of the Report of the Retreat of Members of the African Commission

 14. Consideration and Adoption of Recommendations, Decisions, and Resolutions including (Private Session):           

  1. The Initial Report of the Democratic Republic Congo;
  2. The Periodic Report of the Republic of Senegal.

15. Date, Venue and Draft Agenda of the 35th Ordinary Session (Private Session)

16. Any Other Business (Private Session)

17. Preparation of the Report and the Final Communiqué of the 34th Ordinary Session (Private Session)

18. Adoption of the Report and the Final Communiqué of the 34th Ordinary Session (Private Session)

19. Reading of the Final Communiqué and Closing Ceremony (Public Session)

20. Press Conference (Public Session)